On Easter Sunday, in the midst of Third World countries battling the pandemic, Pope Francis called for “debt relief” for these countries. France’s Emmanuel Macron followed suit several days later. (At the turn of the millennium, Pope John Paul II called for the same thing in his Jubilee 2000 initiative.) As president, I would be wholeheartedly on board with this as well — and not just because of the pandemic. These Third World countries are barely treading water year-to-year, with the interest on the loans, and so on, keeping them there — with little left over for medical services, education, infra-structure… And as I would push for permanent debt relief for these countries, I would just as stridently push for a lot more aid into the same countries to help them become as sustainable as possible. My faith, the Catholic faith, teaches that in the Catechism actually: “Rich nations have a grave moral responsibility to ensure economic development in poorer nations.” Our administration would have this as a major priority. For more, see our position paper on Foreign Relations.